Dunlop and Talalay
Video transcription talking about two different types of rubber used in a mattress Dunlop and Talalay.
A savvy rest organic mattress is made of three layers or more depending on whether you get a topper of natural latex rubber there are two different types natural latex the we use one is call Dunlop after the process that makes it the other is called Talalay they have very different characteristics ne is not better or more pure than the other, this is a layer of Dunlop it has because it’s a little bit less smoothed out in the processing a few more natural irregularities like tiny air bubbles, Dunlop is resilient and responsive to your body but not bouncy it works wonderfully as a support layer and is a good top layer for folks that need extra support all the way to the top for some kinds of back problems that’s important. Overall a layer of Dunlop will feel a little bit firmer and denser than a layer of Talalay.
This is a layer of Talalay, the Talalay process adds two steps not used in Dunlop, after the mixture is poured the mold is sealed inside a vacuum chamber the mold is also flash frozen before baking, these steps create a very even consistency, one way to imagine the difference in texture between natural Dunlop and Talalay, is to think of Dunlop as something of pound cake, and Talalay as angel food cake, when you press on a layer of Dunlop you’ll feel more resistance or support, Talalay yields more than Dunlop does, soft Talalay almost has a embracing feel, Talalay can be very helpful for people with soreness or pressure point problems, Here’s Dominic demonstrating the natural springiness of Talalay latex (apple drop)
Both types of latex we use come in firm, medium and soft. One way to think of the difference between them though is that in every stage Talalay is softer than Dunlop so Talalay soft is a little softer than Dunlop soft Talalay medium is softer and so on, the best way to learn how each type of latex works for you is to try different types of combinations at your savvy rest dealer, if there is no dealer near just call us for a free consultation you can also order free samples on our site, handling these will help you understand the materials, just click underneath contact us for the samples request form there are different ways to layer the latex in combinations but the general rule in Dunlop and Talalay is that either or both might work for you and will help you figure out what works best for your body.